“If people only knew how hard I’ve worked to gain my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful at all.”― MICHELANGELO, MASTER SCULPTOR, PAINTER, ARCHITECT AND POET
Good luck to our student who have exams this week! It’s always a nerve-wracking time to be working hard on something you want to do well at, but there’s plenty of brain-healthy ways to adapt to the grind and give it your best.
It’s all about finding the balance to work hard. A bit of stress is good to motivate yourself. Too much can be crushing.
When you’re too stressed, get perspective. An exam is just a way to show your knowledge and hard work that you have done this year! No matter how you do in the exam, life will keep moving.
It may feel astronomically big, but that’s just because you’ve been focusing on it, like a telescope on one star while the rest of the sky will be your whole life.
Study Tips for the Days Before Your Exam
Your brain learns best by being stimulated and taking time to absorb!
Study groups boost confidence and good habits, good resilience for the exam week!
Teaching friends or explaining to family gives you an entirely new perspective on the same material.
Knowing how the exam process will be is invaluable to your revision.
Change topics every 30 minutes or so to prevent learning fatigue.
The temptation to cram will be strong, but it really only hurts. Check your most important notes the morning of the exam, but don’t cram outside the exam hall – you’ll only gain stress.
Planning Your Exam Day
Having plans like this can be huge for your confidence, so give it your all. We believe in you!
Get a nice treat ready for yourself to come back to after all that.